Who would my father be without his mental illness?

I’m a big fan of Pete Earley.Below is a link to his website which features a writer who asks about his father’s mental illness.

Mental illness is a thief. It robs people of joy and contentment. It gives them despair, instead of friendships.

It is something that everyone should know about.

My mother had schizophrenia. It robbed her of enjoying life.

http://www.peteearley.com/2015/08/24/a-14-year-old-asks-who-would-my-father-be-without-his-mental-illness/